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Workshop 2: The Morphology of Liveness: performer-audience interaction in live vs. video recorded song performance
Tuesday 26 June, 2.00-4.30pm, St Davids Room, King's College, London (Strand Campus)
- What is "liveness" and what role (if any) might it play in conveying musical material in performance?
- Do audience members act jointly with performers to shape music creatively in performance?
Join us for the second in a series of experimental performance workshops aimed at learning more about how performers and audiences interact in live vs. video musical performance. Held in association with the AHRC Centre for Music Performance as Creative Practice
Workshop 2 in our series will explore one, over-riding aspect of the experience of musical performances: the idea of musical "morphology", also referred to as the "shape" music takes as we make or hear it, whether in concert or on recordings. Audience members will hear two different short song programmes (one "live" and one recorded) and will be given the chance to comment on how the performances may strike them as similar or different in "shape" (whatever that term may mean to each of you personally). The brief talk, response, and discussion will invite audience members to share their experiences of "shaping" music in performance, whether through their own amateur or professional performance, through other modes of musical "shaping" such as musical analysis or written commentary, or independently as listeners in concerts or to recordings.
Part 2 of this workshop will feature a special interactive session between performers and members of the audience. Audience members will be asked to make interpretive suggestions to the performers, who will try to reply on the spot with new, entirely un-rehearsed creative responses. We will be very interested to hear what you come up with, and to learn whether our performers respond effectively (in your opinion) to your creative suggestions.
Presenters: Dr Kathryn Whitney (singer, CMPCP Visiting Fellow), Mr Chris Hopkins, pianist, Dr Helen Prior (King's), Mats Kuessner (King's), Prof Daniel Leech-Wilkinson (King's)
All are welcome!